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Potential for tissue characterization of plaque and arterial wall using intravascular ultrasound
Author(s): Krishnakutty Sudhir; Peter J. Fitzgerald; Paul G. Yock
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Paper Abstract

Current intravascular ultrasound imaging technology is able to determine the extent and distribution of pathologic processes within the vessel wall, but is not highly sensitive in discriminating between different types of pathologic tissue. `Tissue characterization' refers to a set of computer-based techniques that utilize features of the ultrasound signal beyond basic amplitude to help define the structure of the tissue of interest. Although preliminary results with this approach are encouraging, additional work is needed to define its clinical application in vascular disease.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154939
Show Author Affiliations
Krishnakutty Sudhir, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Peter J. Fitzgerald, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)
Paul G. Yock, Univ. of California/San Francisco (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1894:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology
Abund Ottokar Wist, Editor(s)

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